From the beginning of the Genano product story, going back to 1999, Genano has served hospitals and laboratories that have extremely high requirements for air purity. Our clients have been forerunners who have seen the possibilities of a new technology. We have thousands of installations around the world including solutions for hospitals and laboratories in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. When it comes to air quality, our customers only accept the best and that is why they have chosen Genano.
Food manufacturing, packaging and storage require clean air and Genano products are used in those premises, to secure the safety of the food we eat.
Outdoor air pollution, contaminating also indoor air and sick building syndrome i.e. structural reasons for polluted air have widened the industries we serve to offices, schools and kindergarten.
Actually, we are not limited to only certain industries because the clean indoor air for breathing is important in any building, to reduce the risks of different illnesses caused by the bad air.
Of every 100 hospitalised patients, 7 in developed and 10 in developing countries will acquire at least one healthcare-associated infection, according to WHO. Healthcare-associated infections (HAI) are a huge cost for health care systems worldwide. It is estimated that in Europe alone, 16 million extra days of hospital stays and 37 000 unnecessary deaths yearly are due to HAI. Yearly financial losses are estimated to be at least 7 billion Euros in Europe alone.
Micro-organisms or dust particles carrying infectious agents can remain airborne for an indefinite time when they are small enough. Current fibre filter based systems are not sufficient to prevent airborne transmission. Specialised air decontamination procedures are required to control infections. Premium air quality prevents HAIs and is an investment that will pay itself back.
In laboratories, air quality is an important factor in assuring production and research quality. Airborne contamination can, at worst, lead to product recalls, expensive investigations and cleaning procedures, not to mention a weakened image and credibility. Reliability and repeatability of research results and protecting the staff from particles in the air are also a concern.
In laboratories, our strength is removing nano-sized particles from the air. Genano Technology has been tested down to three nanometres particle size and it is capable of removing both organic and inert matter. Additionally, all living contamination is eliminated as part of the air purification process.
Traditional filters commonly utilised to filter supply air flow in a clean-room can only collect particles of 0.3 microns and bigger in diameter, which renders need for additional air decontamination technologies such as additional air purifier units in the room.
The activities in the classrooms and other school premises cause very little air contamination so the indoor air quality problems are mainly coming from the building itself. Poor ventilation, roof leakages, plumbing faults and accidents, interior materials etc. are typical contributors to the contaminated air.
Children's sick days are very often said to be caused by flu-like symptoms, different infections and not usually taken as indoor air problems.
Continued breathing of polluted air is not only unpleasant for the children but also a serious health risk. The young body's development can be slowed down or even stopped and leading to lifetime illnesses.
The financial consequences include direct medical costs, indirect costs of childcare at home for the sick child etc. When there are more staff sick days, the costs from those are added.
The activities in office premises cause very little air contamination, excluding computers, printers and copy machines, which release a whole cocktail of harmful particles to the air. Centralised printing / copying rooms are therefore one target for review and air purification. Otherwise, the indoor air quality problems are mainly coming from the building itself. Poor ventilation, roof leakages, plumbing faults and accidents, interior materials etc. are typical contributors to the contaminated air.
Employees' sick days are very often said to be caused by flu-like symptoms, different infections and not usually taken as indoor air problems.
Continued breathing of polluted air is not only unpleasant and cause lowered performance for the employees but it is also a serious health risk. The illnesses can be uncomfortable - e.g. short of breath - but they can also become long term problems for the employees.
The employers' financial consequences include direct medical costs, lost working time, lost revenues and profits, increased insurance premiums etc.
Genano units are assisting companies to keep the office air safe in several markets and all of them with excellent results so we have the technology, skills and experience for the companies everywhere.